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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Newest Fashion Trend - Shoes For "Jumping" Across the Border

I thought I'd heard it all. I must have missed this in August:

Some disgraceful woman has designed a new tennis shoe that comes equipped with a flashlight, a compass and a map of the U.S./Mexico border.

The “Brinco” has a retail value of $215 but for now the designer is content to pass them out free of charge…yeah, at a “migrant shelter” in Tiajuana.

For some of you, this may be old news as the shoes were introduced last August at a show in San Diego.
[Yeah, I think I heard about that…it was something like the “Crook and Traitor World Expo of 2005” but I could be wrong—it may have been a symposium.]

It seems that the inventor is an immigrant from Argentina who claims that she "is not encouraging illegal immigration" and that the shoes are an "expression of the issues at hand today" and the Brinco shoe is art! ("Brinco" is Spanish for jump.)

You've got to love her initiative and that of the Chinese that are manufacturing the shoe. Don't you wonder who her sponsors are in the United States and how they sleep nights knowing all this cheap labor is sneaking into the United States aided by a pair shoes with a built flashlight, compass, and map of the border? Now this is intelligent design, don't you think?


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